Ryan Gravenberch makes our Ajax and PSV combined XI
Ryan Gravenberch makes our Ajax and PSV combined XI

Two of the Eredivisie’s biggest clubs do battle on Sunday as table-topping Ajax host PSV Eindhoven.

PSV are hot on the heels of their rivals, with just one point separating them in what is shaping up to be a close-run title race.

The Eredivisie has proved a successful breeding ground for a host of European football's top players over the years. 

So which of the current crop from the Dutch top flight's top two would make a combined XI? We pick ours below.

Goalkeeper: Remko Pasveer (Ajax)

Veteran Remko Pasveer adds some much-needed experience to our young side.

The goalkeeper, 37, joined Ajax from Vitesse during the summer as cover.

But with Andre Onana still serving a ban, he has been handed a surprise run in the team after an injury to Maarten Stekelenburg.

And he has taken his chance with both hands, keeping five clean sheets in six Eredivisie games.

Right-back: Noussair Mazraoui (Ajax)

Noussair Mazraoui is reportedly being tracked by two Premier League clubs
Noussair Mazraoui is reportedly being tracked by two Premier League clubs

Ajax's Noussair Mazraoui is having an eye-catching season, scoring four times and assisting twice from right-back.

The 23-year-old Moroccan international loves to burst forward but does not shirk his defensive responsibilities. 

And his displays have put him on the radar of a number of top English sides.

Centre-back: Olivier Boscagli (PSV)

The first PSV man to make the side, Olivier Boscagli has all the attributes you want from a modern centre-back. 

The Monaco-born star, 23, is as calm on the ball as any in the Eredivisie. 

But he is also an assured defensive presence and has chipped in with three goals so far this season.

Centre-back: Lisandro Martinez (Ajax)

Lisandro Martinez is small for a centre-back but makes up for it with his other qualities
Lisandro Martinez is small for a centre-back but makes up for it with his other qualities

This team will be well-versed in playing out from the back, with Boscagli’s partner Lisandro Martinez equally as impressive on the ball.

The Ajax star, 23, is diminutive in size at only 5ft 9in but has the tenacity and positional sense to make up for it, attracting reported interest from Barcelona in the past.

Left-back: Philipp Max (PSV)

Completing our defence is left-back Philipp Max, who learnt his trade in the Bundesliga but has been a regular for PSV since the summer of 2020.

Formerly at Bayern Munich, the 28-year-old German international loves getting forward and is known to be a threat from set-pieces.

Central midfield: Ibrahim Sangare (PSV)

Ibrahim Sangare has impressed as a holding midfielder since joining PSV
Ibrahim Sangare has impressed as a holding midfielder since joining PSV

Anchoring our midfield is PSV’s Ibrahim Sangare, who was previously linked with Arsenal and Tottenham.

The Ivory Coast international instead opted for a move to the Netherlands, where he dominates proceedings with his physicality and ball-winning abilities.

Central midfield: Ryan Gravenberch (Ajax)

Watch Ryan Gravnberch play and it is easy to see why Erik ten Hag has built his Ajax team around the exciting 19-year-old Dutchman.

The box-to-box midfielder shows age well beyond his years as he marshals both ends of the pitch — and he also has an eye for a spectacular goal.

A big-money move looks to be on the cards for the Netherlands international, with Liverpool, Chelsea and Barcelona monitoring his progress.

Attacking midfield: Dusan Tadic (Ajax)

Dusan Tadic has gone from strength to strength since joining Ajax from Southampton
Dusan Tadic has gone from strength to strength since joining Ajax from Southampton

A name most will be familiar with in England, Dusan Tadic has thrived since joining Ajax from Southampton in 2018.

Deployed as a striker at times, Tadic has gone on to to score 80 goals in 162 appearances for the Eredivisie champions and is now their club captain.

Right wing: Antony (Ajax)

Another who has Europe’s top clubs keeping close tabs on him is Ajax winger Antony.

The 21-year-old Brazilian scored an impressive nine goals and registered a further eight assists last term and has started this season in similar fashion.

What do you think of LiveScore's combined XI between Ajax and PSV?
What do you think of LiveScore's combined XI between Ajax and PSV?

Striker: Sebastien Haller (Ajax)

It did not quite work out for Sebastien Haller at West Ham — but he has hit the ground running at Ajax.

The Ivory Coast international, 27, has an incredible 12 goals in 13 games in all competitions this season, including four in a 5-1 demolition of Sporting in the Champions League.

Haller is starting to show why the Hammers paid £45million for him in the summer of 2019.

Left wing: Cody Gakpo (PSV)

Winger Cody Gakpo has filled the void left by Donyell Malen at PSV
Winger Cody Gakpo has filled the void left by Donyell Malen at PSV

Our side is rounded off by the fourth member of the PSV contingent, Cody Gakpo, who has made himself his team’s main man this season.

Donyell Malen’s switch to Borussia Dortmund left a big void but Gakpo, 22, has shown PSV fans they need not worry.

The Netherlands international leads the assists chart in the Eredivisie alongside Tadic, while he has also netted three goals in an impressive start to the campaign.

What do you think of our XI? Be sure to let us know by tweeting LiveScore's official account.

Read more: Five Eredivisie stars who could light up the Premier League

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